It’s Halloween weekend and we are thrilled to share the exciting details about our recent Happy Healthy Halloween event over at the West Suburban YMCA in Wauwatosa! If you ever get frustrated by the sugar overload at Halloween, you’ll love how all our amazing partners came together to create an experience that kids could truly enjoy that didn’t lead to an afternoon sugar crash. Thanks to our sponsors The YMCA of Greater Waukesha County and Honest Teeth Dentistry this playdate-style event for families was a total blast, ensuring that children with food allergies or particular sensory needs were celebrated and included!
The Venue :: The West Suburban YMCA
The YMCA is synonymous with healthy families, so it was the perfect venue to have this event. Oftentimes, the YMCA is thought of like a typical gyms or fitness club, but the Y is so much more than that! The Y is a place that is filled with hope and belonging, with programming for all ages, abilities, skills, and interests. Plus, child care!
This month, all 5 locations affiliated with the YMCA of Greater Waukesha County are offering a free trial week for you and your family to come and check out the Y before the weather gets cold!
Honest Teeth Dentistry
We are thrilled to have Honest Teeth Dentistry as a Title Sponsor for this event! Located in Elm Grove, Honest Teeth Dentistry has been serving Milwaukee and its surrounding communities for the better part of the last 25 years.
The staff at Honest Teeth talk with you about your teeth and they want to get to know each family that comes in the door. Mr. Max and his team work hard to ensure they are providing helpful feedback to keep you happy and healthy during the moments that matter most: the ones when you’re not in the dentist’s chair. Contact the Honest Teeth Team and see why moms all over the Milwaukee area love Honest Teeth Dentistry.
The Sponsors and Activities
Life’s a Party Face Painting and Dream Parties ::
Leea of Life’s a Party Face Painting was easily one of the biggest highlights of this event! Kids lined up like crazy and it was wonderful to see all their amazed faces as they saw the finished product. Leea uses only the highest quality face paint and goes the extra mile, using glitter, gems, and so much more. She books up quickly so be sure to contact her far in advance for your upcoming event!
Speaking of fun events, the professional characters from Dream Parties are every kid’s dream. Princesses, superheroes, and more! At our event, Princess Aurora and Spiderman were a huge hit. We love how well they interact with guests and it’s so cool to see kids’ faces light up when they see their favorites.
Rukus and Glee and Chiroway of Brookfield ::
Just before the holiday season is the perfect time to discover Rukus and Glee, a local toy store in Wauwatosa. We loved playing with the wood & magnet block toys they had on display and they also featured Thinking Putty, one of the coolest toys for kids of all ages, especially for those with sensory disorders. Be sure to visit Ruckus & Glee to shop local for fantastic toys and games!
Chiroway of Brookfield is one of our favorite area businesses that works to make keeping your family healthy both affordable and convenient. Sara of Chiroway is wonderful with young kids and makes adjustments fun by “getting the popcorns out.” The beauty of Chiroway is that you can come in as often as you want, with no appointment, and be on your way and subluxation-free in minutes!
Angelic Bakehouse, The Real Good Life, Bon Bree Brick Cheese and Sassy Cow Creamery ::
A healthy Halloween event wouldn’t be complete without yummy and healthy treats and these three brought quite the combo! Angelic Bakehouse is one of our very favorite Milwaukee companies that specializes in breads, wraps and more from sprouted grains.
One of the most exciting new businesses in the Shorewood area is The Real Good Life, a meal delivery service featuring delicious home-prepped dinners delivered right to your door. The menu changes each week and it’s the perfect solution for busy families!
Here in Wisconsin, we love our cheese, so we were thrilled to feature Bon Bree Brick Cheese! Kids and adults alike got to enjoy sample of original, dill and other flavors of cheese, made right here in the Milwaukee area.
Another treat kids (and adults) love is Sassy Cow Chocolate Milk, especially the new 1% version of their famous decadent drink. Sassy Cow Creamery is located in Columbus and can be found at retailers all over the Milwaukee area.
A Huge Thank You to…..
- Zachariah’s Acres — Zachariah’s Acres is a place where kids with special needs and their families can enjoy nature and experience the outdoors. Zachariah’s Acres is committed to preserve and protect the land as they open the world of agriculture and nature-based learning to kids with disabilities. Thank you to everyone who brought donations to benefit this wonderful organization!
- St. Francis Children’s Center — St. Francis Children’s Center helps children overcome their challenges, maximize their abilities and reach their goals in order to achieve success within their homes, schools and communities.
More Activities and Treats ::
- The Spriggy Street Team from Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and Kohl’s Cares
- Healthy Treats and #CostcoMomHour from Costco – New Berlin
- Local Apples from Outpost Natural Foods
- ProBugs Bites from Lifeway Kefir
- Pipcorn from Pipsnacks
- Kwik Stix from The Pencil Grip
- SunButter Samples from SunButter
- Dance Class Passes from Danceworks
- Storybook Castle from Manhattan Toy Company
- Plenty of fun activities for the whole family
And a HUGE shout-out to Sara of Freckledfox Photography for all the beautiful images of this day! If you are looking for a photographer for any sort of life event — birth, family, lifestyle portraits, and more — we cannot recommend Sara highly enough!
Of course, none of these events would be possible without the amazing team of moms who work so hard behind the scenes and on the day of. They arrive early, haul heavy loads and stay late. To the MkeMB Team — THANK YOU. You are incredible.
We hope you will join us at our next family event! In the meantime, be sure to check out the FULL EVENT PHOTO GALLERY on Facebook.